I am very concerned. The larva are consuming all of the vegetation. We keep moving the cats from the front garden, which has been depleted of Asclepius leaves, to our back garden which has some appropriate food left. The adults keep coming to lay eggs. We fear the cats will starve before they are able to form their chrysalis. We may have to walk into fields in search of wild milkweed to cut and bring home for meals. Also, we have noticed that wasps seem to be attacking the cats. I have not been home this year as I did last year so I am unable to assist. I must leave the process up to nature. The only help I can provide is a source of blossoming flowers as food for the adults and Asclepius, while it lasts, for the cats. We are observing many varying stages of development.
Homer City, PA
Latitude: 40.5 Longitude: -79.2
Observed by: Mary Ann
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